Balance cost and service with better freight procurement for paper and packaging manufacturers

Optimize your transportation spend and modal strategy
Freight Waves outbound tender volume dashboard for paper and packaging brokers and manufacturers

Challenges Facing Paper & Packaging Companies

Paper and packaging manufacturers and brokers face several key challenges in today’s market. Better data intelligence is crucial for these companies to ease obstacles such as:

  • Lack of visibility into consumer demand
  • Controlling transportation costs
  • Antiquated freight procurement processes

What's the SONAR ROI?

Use our calculator to find out.

By increasing the number of loaded miles per day your drivers drive by 1% and your rate per mile by $0.03 you will make more per week #WithSONAR.

#WithSONAR you can save up to per week through better bid negotiations and more effective management of your routing guide.

#WithSonar you can add 1 more load per person each day and increase $5 margin per load, earning your company an extra per week.

Disclaimer: Every company’s circumstances are unique. Fixed and variable expenses, market conditions and operational factors vary. Unforeseen events may also affect results. Calculated potential results reflect the consensus expectation of FreightWaves’ experts. Actual results may vary.

SONAR Supply Chain Intelligence for Freight Packing and Shipping

SONAR’s data intelligence benefits shippers in all modes of transportation. Tackle day-to-day business decisions with more confidence. SONAR’s best-in-class data and analytics help shippers monitor carrier networks to optimize transportation spend and improve operational performance. Utilize SONAR data intelligence to develop a more accurate and dependable supply chain strategy and forecast disruption. Stay on top of supply and demand dynamics across all modes of transportation.

Respond to changing market dynamics faster

Paper and packaging manufacturers often struggle to optimize their supply chains in ways that synchronize with broader business and consumer cycles. Often, paper and packaging companies serve CPG brands and retailers, sitting well upstream of the consumer, and lack visibility into real-time demand. Paper freight procurement strategies are often at odds with market dynamics, and the companies are aggressive where they should be conservative and vice versa.

FreightWaves SONAR delivers high-frequency transportation data collected at the point of booking to give paper and packaging companies an edge in paper freight procurement:

  • Price, volume and capacity trends in ocean container, rail intermodal and trucking.
  • Automatically identify opportunities in your network for cost savings and service improvements.
  • Cut transportation costs intelligently, without adding risk to your network.
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Freight Waves dashboard for improving retail logistics

Protect your network against freight market volatility

FreightWaves SONAR provides high-frequency, multimodal freight market data to paper and packaging companies so they can rapidly respond to cyclical inflections and optimize their transportation networks for cost and service.

  • Daily trucking and intermodal rail contract and spot rates. 
  • Use granular service data to hold your carriers accountable.
  • Predict tightening and loosening cycles in trucking markets.

Quickly visualize geospatial transaction data to get a clear picture of your network performance

Gain visibility of your operations with a clearer picture of your freight, carriers, and performance.

Summary View

Summary View provides a control-tower-level dashboard of all uploaded lanes and summarizes:

  • Potential freight savings
  • Load count
  • Carbon footprint
  • Miles
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Opportunity View

Opportunity View outlines total freight spend risks and opportunities:

  • Highlights lanes with favorable capacity conditions
  • Pinpoints lanes contracted at higher or lower than market average rates
  • Identifies “quick win” options
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Want to learn more about using SONAR SCI to improve network reliability and control costs?

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